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making news on this monday, november 22nd. in effect. prepare for the new patdowns if you're traveling this week. the government responds to the latest criticism. and even "saturday night live" weighs in. crime in america. the rankings of the safest and dangerous cities in the u.s. and musical honors. from bieber to backstreet. a big the amas. good morning. thanks for being with us on this monday. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm mike marusarz in for rob nelson. air travelers are looking for added delays. >> passengers angry over the new airport security measures threatening a slowdown on
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wednesday. and now the government is responding to those complaints. emily schmidt is joining us from washington. good morning to you. passengers have not been shy saying they want more security in their government screenings. the tsa is issuing a statement now promising to make sure at that security screenings are what they call as minimal a invase as possible. >> reporter: new airport security scans and patdowns have turned up one thing so far, a lot of frustrated passenger. >> i think the tsa is out of control. >> reporter: these patdowns are considered by many to be too close for comfort. to up to interpretation. one breast cancer survivor, a flight attendant, tells this story. >> she put her full hand on my breast, and said what is this. i said it's a prosthesis because i've had breast cancer. and she goes you'll need to show me that. >> reporter: even secretary of state hillary clinton.
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>> would you submit to one of these patdowns. >> not if i could avoid it. who would? >> reporter: the tsa worked to convince passengers are necessary. >> you have the option to request that the patdown be conducted in a private room. you have the option to have that patdown witnessed by a person your choice. >> reporter: late sunday, the tsa added airport security screening procedures will be adapted as warranted. >> i'm still afraid of flying. it hasn't changed any. i feel greater security. >> with the scanners? >> with the scanners. >> reporter: only about 2 in 10 passengers will face the full scan. that hasn't spared the process from comedy shows. >> it's our business to touch yours. >> reporter: there's an internet movement urging passengers to opt out of body scans to slow security. some experts aren't sure the idea will catch on. >> truth is most travelers just want to get to their destination as fast as possible.
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and one business group said the movement to opt for the full patdowns instead of screenings is less dangerous. it has a chance to bunch them out, make them more vulnerable. vinita and mike. >> emily schmidt inwashington. a possible bird strike. a moscow-bound plane was 400 feet in the air when one of the engines quit. the boeing was forced to land before dumping fuel to land safely. a u.s. special envoy has rushed to south korea for meetings after the d i i new uranium enrichment facility in north korea. steven bosworth said north korea's debut of the new facility is disappointing but not surprising. and a top south korean official says the discovery may lead them to change their minds and allow american num weapons back in the
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country. here's john hendren. >> reporter: behind the military pomp, north korea is advertising a stunning nuclear development. >> this comes out like a bomb shem. >> reporter: robert carlin and two other stanford university experts were recently invited to the north korea facility. what they saw them rocked them on their heels. >> we walked through and we were suddenly stunned to see row after low after row of centrifuges. >> reporter: nuclear centrifuges designed to enrich uranium. in an exclusive interview with abc news, carlin said the facility is vast and nor advanced than he or any other nuclear expert expected. >> and this was way beyond anything anybody had imagined. >> reporter: the north koreans say it's designed only for nuclear power. but experts say it could quickly be converted. or worse, north korea might be hiding another site that's already doing that. is this alarming? >> it alarmed me.
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and the reason it alarmed me is that it was such a surprise. and it showed me that the policy that we've been following seems to be at a dead-end. >> reporter: that policy, whicd sanctions, which clearly did not bar north korea from obtaining the technology it needed. kim jong-il might be attempting to bargain with the nations. the new revelations show just how infective international sanctions have been. since that, north korea has been hit a round of sanctions. john hendren, abc news, washington. a happy ending for 29 miners trapped in a chinese coal mine. rescuers lifted all of them to safety this morning after they spent more than 24 hours underground. ambulance waited to take them to the hospital. last year, 2600 people died in
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mines. new zealand acknowledged it may be too late to save the 29 miners trapped there. the crews are a bomb preparing dispos disposal rebot to go in. al qaeda terrorists in yemen say they want to, quote, bleed the u.s. economy. they claim to have spent just $4,200 on two parcel bombs mailed from yemen to the u.s. last month. the bombs were sent to britain. the yiendz is announcing the launch of a new satellite. a government news release described it as the largest satellite in the world. now for this morning's
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weather. up two 2 feet in the cass sides and northern rockies about 3 inches in portland and seattle. a dusting in salt lake city. showers from chicago to dallas. rain from upstate new york to maine. >> 50 in boston. detroit gets up to 53. kansas city 53, minneapolis, 28 a frigid 3 degrees in billings. 18 in fargo. 30s in city yalgts and boise. 41 in salt lake city. when we come back, a former first lady's advice for sarah palin. and a major city is named the most dangerous city in the u.s. we'll have the rankings. and muggle moviegoers under the harry potter spell with the biggest opening weekend so far.
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overseas stocks are mostly higher this morning after ireland finally agreed to accept a bailout. a lone for the debt-crippled company that could be as much at $140 billion. the aid will help stabilize the banks easing fears that the debt crisis will worsen. in asia this morning, tokyo's nikkei average rose 0.9%. hong kong's hang seng is lower. in london the ftse opened high are. in wall street, the nasdaq added 11 points. billionaire investor warren buffett is weighing in on the
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bush tax cuts which are said to expire at the end of the year. he said they should not be extended for the rich. buffett told "this week's" christiane amanpour. >> i think the people higher like myself should be paying more in taxes. we have it better than we've ever had it. >> in the past, buffette has complained about his tax rate being lower than his secretary's. more people are taking advantage of the early deal. that is raising hopes for the holiday season. door bust are-like deals like clothing and tvs are pulling in the shoppers. >> i love black friday. another magical weekend for harry potter. "harry potter and the deathly hallows part one," the best opening yet for the franchise although it was helped by higher
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ticket prices. "megamind" fell to second. and "unstoppable" to third. >> i saw harry potder in the front row because i was a bit later. a boy found caught supporting in tin that men square. and some street cred for justin bieber who wins big at the amas. our family-owned company makes daisy... with 100% natural farm-fresh cream. no artificial ingredients. no preservatives. and no added hormones. ♪ better with a dollop here ♪ fresher with a dollop there ♪ ♪ wholesome in every way ♪ daisy, do a dollop ♪ daisy, do-do a dollop that can take so much out of you. i feel like i have to wind myself up
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for me, pristiq is a key in helping to treat my depression. ask your doctor about pristiq. people in southern california in the mountains are there enjoying their first snow of the season. about 6 inches of fresh powder came down in san bernadino county yesterday. driving conditions were, of course, treacherous. but skiers and snowboarders couldn't wait to hit the slopes. the snow is much heavier in the north. i-90 from seattle. to bismarck. i-80.
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i-5 from seattle to portland and i-94 from fargo to minneapolis. wet roads from chicago to dallas. >> if you're flying expect airport delays in seattle, san francisco, salt lake city, denver, minneapolis and chicago. some of the most violent crimes in the nation are taking place in the shadows of the gateway arch. st. louis just earned the dubious distinction as the country's most dangerous city with nearly 3,000 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. camden, new jersey, slipped to second place, followed by detroit and flint, michigan. and oakland, california. colonie, new york, the safest, for the second year straight. o'fallon, missouri. ramapo, new york, mission viejo, california, and clarkstown, new york, rounded out the top five. some criminologists have criticized the methodology. hundreds of people gathered to remember los angeles publicist ronni chasen who was murdered last week. family and friends recalled how chasen grew up loving movies and movie stars. that passion carried over into
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her work, they said. police say chasen was killed by several gunshots to the chest as she drove home last tuesday. sarah palin will be in l.a. tonight to cheer on daughter bristol palin in "dancing with the stars," the finale. and then tomorrow, she kicks off a cross-country tour to promote her new book "america by heart." and possibly even a presidential bid. one british newspaper reports that her staff is even scoping out office space in iowa which, of course, holds the first caucus. but palin still hasn't won every mainstream republican. >> she's very happy in alaska, and i hope she stays there. >> that interview with mrs. bush airing to be the on "larry king live." and we're following a developing story overnight in china. a 13-year-old american boy and his mother were detained by police after the teenager unfurled two protest banners near tiananmen square. the mississippi teen has been on a campaign to turn the demil zoo
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that. he was apparently trying to get the chinese president's attention with those signs. britain's prince william had a busy week personally and professionally. just two days after the announcement of his engagement william helped save the life of a man stuck on one of the tallest mountains in britain. it's part of the future king's job as a search and helicopter pilot. and a prominent london bishop is provoking outrage after ranting after the royal engagement on his facebook page. bishop pete brodwin said, "i give them seven years." the bishop also complained that the royals "cost us an arm and a leg." a las vegas businessman said he's come up with a way for passengers to go through the obtrusive scanner without losing their dignity. he invented this. it's underwear with a strategically placed fig leaf. it's designed with a special material to protect people's privacy. tonight on "monday night football," the broncos are in san diego to take on the chargers. we get the sunday highlights
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from espn news. good morning, i'm steve weissman with your espn news update. with begin with nascar, the chase for the championship coming down to one race. denny hamlin, your leader heading into homestead. kevin harvick trailing hamlin by 46 points. fourth-time champ, jimmie johnson back 15 points. lap 24, greg biffle slides into hamlin, the 11 car. goes sliding through the grass. hamlin would have to pit. his crew works on the front of the car. 80 laps to go, caution comes out. kevin harvick, at this point, 31 points behind hamlin. as the leaders pit, that's harvick comes off of pit road first. nascar officials tell harvick's crew chief that he was speeding coming into the pit. they've got a penalty here. drops 98 points back. if that's not bad enough, harvick comes out, he hits one of kasey kahne's pit crew. that guy is on a stretcher. so things not going well for kevin harvick at this point. final lap, things are great for jimmie johnson. yes, sir. fifth straight sprint cup title.
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the winner is carl edwards, but johnson is spinning out because he gets his fifth straight championship. two shy of richard petty and dale earnhardt for the most all-time nascar cup series titles. in the nfl, the battle we've all been waiting for, peyton manning against tom brady. patriots/colts. second quarter, new england up 7. that's brady to his rookie tight end, aaron hernandez. pats up 14-0. fourth quarter, ten-point game. peyton leading the comeback to blair white. four touchdown passes for peyton. colts within three. but on the other side, peyton also had three interceptions most all season. pats hold on to win. say tied with the jets atop the afc east. that's your espn news update. i'm steve weissman. back to you in new york. it was a big night for teen singing sensation, justin bieber as he made a clean sweep at the american music awards. ♪ i've got a vision to make a difference ♪
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>> bieber took home all four awards he was nominated for, including the top honor, favorite artist of the year. bft best pop rock band went to black eyed peas. muse picked up best adult rock band. and usher picked up best r&b artist. >> the crowd went wild when the backstreet boys and new kids on the block took the stage together to perform a medley of their songs. ♪ everything is easy rock your body now ♪ >> the two iconic boy bands are apparently also scheduled to tour together next summer. a lot more swooning, i'm sure. >> oh, yes, i'll definitely be in that crowd. coming up, the stories we're following today, including what every traveler wants to know. will the tsa back down on the controversial new screening procedures? stay with us. stay with us.
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the 86-year-old monarch has a dangerous blood clot. they're a key u.s. ally in the middle east. sarah palin is getting set for a publicity tour to promote her new book which comes out tomorrow. many of her stops are in swing states that would be key in a presidential bid. and they are down to the last dance, jennifer grey, kyle massey and bristol palin face off for the "dancing with the stars" final. on abc at 8:00. and coming up on "good morning america," what really happened in charlie sheen's hotel room rampage? >> we have an exclusive interview with the woman who was there. >> but it wasn't until he put his hands around my neck that i really thought to myself, "you have gotten yourself in a bad, bad situation." >> much more from capri anderson coming up on "gma". she details a lot of the incidents we've heard so much about through the media. >> she's talking now, she refused the hush money that was apparently given to her. more on "gma."
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next a new hunt for a sexual predator and where police maybe think he is heading next. >> it appears that with pat-downs, tsa agency may have breakdown. >> more showers on the next 24 finally this morning, many of us hang on her every word, but we've never seen her face. >> we are talking about the person that gets from us point "a" to point "b." jeremy hubbard went on the mission to find the woman behind that familiar voice coming from your gps.
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>> continue 1.3 miles then left on broadway. >> reporter: she is that dashboard companion, guiding us when we're lost. >> recalculating. >> reporter: who exactly is that mystery lady in your gps? >> at the red light, please stop. >> reporter: mystery solved. this is karen jacobson also known as "gps karen" on those car navigation systems. >> turn left on broadway. recalculating. >> here we go again. >> reporter: here we go again. eight years ago, garmin put out the call for an australian female's voice. >> recalculating. >> reporter: karen recorded thousands of numbers, sentences and syllables and engineers can combine it all for pretty much any street in the u.s. >> i only recorded four hours a day. it was 50 hours over a three-week period. they wanted me to sound very refreshed and not fatigued in any way.
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>> reporter: now that she's helped millions navigate their lives she's decided to navigate her voice in a different direction.o travel the i alway world i'm going to travel the world with a gps girl ♪ >> reporter: karen just opened her own cabaret show in new york city. turns out she's actually an accomplished singer whose recorded several cds. >> i grew up wanting to sing. and thinking my voice was going to come out of the car radio. and here i am giving directions in a gps. a complete surprise to me. >> reporter: even as she maps out this new career, don't worry, that familiar voice will still be there. >> recalculating. >> reporter: blaring from the dashboard. only now, you'll be able to picture the mystery woman who's along for the ride. >> continue straight ahead. you are on the right road, jeremy. >> reporter: jeremy hubbard, abc news, new york. and that is what is making news in america this morning. >> get more abc news on "good morning america." >> have a great monday.


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